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    Identified Civil War Tintype Outdoor Scene of Mounted Federal Light Artilleryman, 2 1/2" X 4 1/4". Small period ink script paper label on front at lower right corner, "Jim Sheehy". James Sheehy enlisted in the 15th New York Light Arty. on 11 may 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on 19 Dec.1861 and Sergeant on 8 Oct. 1862. In the image Sheehy wears Corporal's stripes which are tinted gilt, thus dating the image between those two dates. Sheehy mustered out on 14 Nov. 1864. Gilt highlighting on Sheehy's shell jacket as well as on the brass front and back of the saddle. Also wears bummer's cap and high boots. Large camp visible in background along with a number of soldiers milling about. Fine quality although a bit dark as is typical of these outdoor images. Perfect condition. Scarce and desirable identified Civil War image.


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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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